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About Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig, also known as "The Iron Horse", was a professional American baseball player who spent his entire career in the Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the New York Yankees, with whom he won a total of six World Series championships between 1927 and 1938. He is regarded as one of the greatest first basemen of all time. After 17 seasons in MLB, his career came to a sudden end at the age of 36 after suffering from a grave neuromuscular disorder. He died of the disease 17 days to his 38th birthday.
He was married to Eleanor Gehrig from 1933 until his death in 1941. The marriage was childless.
The neuromuscular disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which forced him to retire from professional baseball and killed him at an early age is now referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.
After the New York Yankees retired his number 4 jersey in 1939, he became the first baseball player in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB) to be honored in that manner.
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F.A.Q. about Lou Gehrig
When is his birthday?
Lou Gehrig's birthday is on June 19, 1903.
In how many days is his birthday?
Lou's birthday is in 90 days
How old was Lou when he died?
He was 37 years old.
When did he die?
He died in June 2, 1941.
How old would he be today?
Lou Gehrig would be 119 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Lou from?
He was born in New York City, New York, U.S..